Date(s) - 24/03/2016
Alliance Francaise de Bangalore
FRANCOPHONE CINEMA: Girlhood / Bande de filles
7.00 pm | 24th of March | Alliance Française auditorium
Free and open to all // Subtitled in English
Céline Sciamma, France – 2014 – 1h52min – Comédie dramatique
Marieme (Karidja Touré) is a 16-year-old African-French teenager living in a poor Paris suburb. Academically Marieme struggles, which forces her into a vocational track where she will learn a certain trade. Due to her mother’s demanding work schedule, Marieme’s abusive brother is in charge. On her way out of school, the day she found out about vocational school, she is approached by a gang of girls, Lady (Assa Sylla) who is the leader of the group, and her followers, Fily (Marietou Tore), and Adiatou (Lindsay Karamoh), who ask Marieme if she wants to join them for a day trip to the city centre. They wear leather jackets, gold jewelry, and have pin straight hair. Marieme initially declines but after seeing the girls approached by a group of boys, including her brother’s friend, Ismael (Idrissa Diabate) whom she has a crush on, Marieme joins them.
This screening is a part of the Francophonie week. Organised every year around the 20th of March, which is the « International Francophonie day » as well as the International week of Francophonie and the French Language, this event is the annual rendez-vous of the lovers of French language across the world.